Tips to Improve Your Organization's Cybersecurity Posture

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A cyberattack can strike anywhere, any time. These threats are evolving at a rapid pace and companies are struggling to adapt to a more hostile climate. Corporate leadership teams often fail to prioritize their organization’s cybersecurity posture, enlisting a "set it and forget it" mentality with their security measures, or even worse, they may focus on reactive approaches rather than proactively implementing cybersecurity protection measures. So how can your organization improve its cybersecurity posture against these constantly evolving threats?

1) Cybersecurity Onboarding for New Employees

devices configured and connected to the network, but also to provide awareness training for cyber threats. Develop clearly defined cybersecurity policies and procedures so new employees are clear on what’s expected of them in the event of a cybersecurity event. Teaching them why policies exist, such as showcasing real cyberattack data and impact, and showing them how to correctly follow cybersecurity procedures are equally important during the onboarding process.

2) Ongoing & Remedial Cybersecurity Training to All Employees

le cybersecurity training during employee onboarding is imperative, it cannot be a one-and-done procedure. In order to protect your organization from cyber threats, it is important to provide adequate cybersecurity training to all employees on a routine basis. As threats continue to become more sophisticated and more frequent, it is important to ensure that you are periodically keeping your employees updated on threat types that are relevant to their job function and position. This will help them be more aware of potential threats and how to avoid them. It will also keep them aware of who to inform in the event of a cybersecurity event.

3) Simulate Cyberattacks to Evaluate Employee Response

Test the effectiveness of your cybersecurity training programs by planning a simulated attack on your employees. This type of controlled attack can determine how employees react to real-life real-time phishing scenarios. Cybercriminals often use phishing scams to gain access to company networks and data by tricking employees into sharing their usernames and passwords. Employees need to know what to look for in phishing emails, texts and phone calls. Simulations of this kind are very eye-opening for companies and targeted end users, and excellent tools for implementing ongoing security awareness campaigns and company-wide cybersecurity training.

4) Outsource Your Cybersecurity Operations

You cannot rely solely on employee knowledge and behavior to keep company data secure. Cybercriminals are becoming more advanced by the second and their tactics increasingly sophisticated, so it is important to reduce the risk for human error to occur by leveraging a managed security solution, such as Securus360’s Managed eXtended Detection & Response.

Every organization—from large and small businesses to K-12 academic institutions and government agencies—can become the victim of cybercrime, in most cases before they are even aware of their vulnerabilities. A full-scale security operation may not be realistic for every organization’s budget, however, with the average cost of a data breach reaching $4.35M in 2022 one thing is for certain – your organization cannot afford to become the next victim. Partnering with a trusted strategic partner like Securus360 allows your organization’s network, cloud, and entire digital infrastructure to remain protected from advanced threats 24/7/365 with a team of trusted cybersecurity experts, saving you time, stress, and money. An added benefit of a strategic security partnership is the cost savings your organization will see from your cybersecurity insurance policy premiums.

Your Cybersecurity Starts with Securus360

MXDR from Securus360 is an all-inclusive network security monitoring solution that offers the industry’s most effective, fully integrated platform and delivers threat visibility across your entire infrastructure: endpoints, servers, network, cloud instances and end-user behavior, all on a single pane of glass. With a cloud-native approach that combines machine learning (ML), artificial intelligence (AI), security automation and human intelligence, Securus360’s MXDR offers a high-speed and high-touch cyber defense solution that proactively hunts, detects and helps neutralize advanced threats 24/7/365 before they can impact your business.

Contact the experts at Securus360 to learn more about MXDR, review your current cybersecurity posture, and see a demonstration of MXDR as well as an outline of integration with your network!

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